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LONG VIEW: Understanding the PEI Election; a Field Guide for Outsiders

Life and politics are full of paradoxes. Politics, for some, is a petty and futile activity. For others, it’s grist for the mill of...

What will Springtide do in 2019?

Six years ago this month we registered the non-profit society that we now call ‘Springtide’. As 2018 comes to a close, I'm writing today...

How to think, talk, and teach about political ideology

In early October a teacher in Kamloops, British Columbia gave a classroom of grade 10 students a worksheet to help them learn about the...

How first-past-the-post distorted New Brunswick’s election results

First-past-the-post is a voting system that consistently and unpredictably skews election results in ways few can predict until the votes have been counted. The...

What is the notwithstanding clause?

On Monday morning, Justice Edward P. Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court released his decision to strike down the controversial legislation introduced by the...

Highlights from the Ontario Superior Court’s decision to strike down bill...

The Ford Government's bill to downsize city council mid-election was ruled unconstitutional by Superior Court Justice Edward P. Belobaba.

How to find political power in Nova Scotia if you’re not...

By SANDRA HANNEBOHM I’m a young mixed-race woman, raised by a single, immigrant mother. Statistically, the chances of me (or her) walking into the legislature...

If you lost your cool at Province House, would you be...

By SANDRA HANNEBOHM In May of 2013 — four years ago this month — then-NDP MLA Percy Paris was arrested for assaulting Keith Colwell, a...

Percy Paris and the pressures of being the only black MLA...

By SANDRA HANNEBOHM ‘Here I was, the only African-Nova Scotian in the House and I’d be asking questions to the minister of African Nova Scotian...

Wayne Adams’ term in the white House took strange turns at...

By MARK COFFIN and SANDRA HANNEBOHM “I remember being told by a former MLA, ‘When you get elected, Adams, you'll notice that all your enemies are...